Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Monday, July 19, 2021

Billionaire and Old Masked Man Tanka

Two Hundred and Thirty-Fifth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

a billionaire
blasting off into space...
a masked old man
turns off the soup kitchen TV 
and takes his place in line

FYI: Toronto Star July 19 Podcast: Flights of Fancy: How billionaires are making space tourism blast off And Business Insider, July 20: Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees and customers for paying for his jaunt to space: 'You guys paid for all of this'